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Crime and Safety in Stoke Gifford

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Stoke Gifford is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in Gloucestershire, and is the 70th most dangerous overall out of Gloucestershire's 305 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Stoke Gifford in 2021 was 49 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Gloucestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 8% lower than the Gloucestershire rate of 52 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Stoke Gifford is the 321st safest small town, and the 3,425th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, Stoke Gifford was the worst small town in Gloucestershire for bicycle theft, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.15 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2021 was also a bad month for Stoke Gifford residents, when it was Gloucestershire's most dangerous small town for other theft, recording 13 crimes at a rate of 0.64 per 1,000 residents. Stoke Gifford recorded 9 reports of drugs during October 2021, making its crime rate of 0.44 the worst small town for drugs in Gloucestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Stoke Gifford are violence and sexual offences, with 383 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 19. This is 22% higher than 2020's figure of 299 offences and a difference of 4.14 from 2020's crime rate of 15. Stoke Gifford's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 200% from 2020's figure of 3 crimes.

Stoke Gifford 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 20 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Gloucestershire

21% lower, regional crime rate

South West

57% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Stoke Gifford is 21% lower than the South West and 57% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Stoke Gifford Crime Rate Over Time

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Stoke Gifford Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Stoke Gifford represent the time frame between May 2019 and April 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Stoke Gifford

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202149986
202047956
2019521,056
2018511,036
201740807
201639793

Crime in Stoke Gifford Compared To Gloucestershire

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Summary of Crimes in Stoke Gifford This Year

 Stoke GiffordGloucestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour24512.0923,89225.91 114% safer
Bicycle Theft341.685800.63 62% more dangerous
Burglary432.122,7522.98 41% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson492.425,4295.89 143% safer
Drugs442.171,4101.53 29% more dangerous
Other Crime200.991,1551.25 26% safer
Other Theft1215.973,7584.08 32% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons30.153200.35 133% safer
Public Order1185.824,9695.39 7% more dangerous
Robbery90.443450.37 16% more dangerous
Shoplifting874.292,8243.06 29% more dangerous
Theft From the Person10.052060.22 340% safer
Vehicle Crime743.652,3272.52 31% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences38318.8922,24024.12 28% safer

Stoke Gifford Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Winterbourne36738.1827% safer
West Dean43340.4820% safer
Thornbury57543.1613% safer
Mangotsfield Rural69548.290.72% safer
Dursley37048.370.56% safer
Stoke Gifford98648.64-
Yate1,19752.878% more dangerous
Lydney51354.6611% more dangerous
Stonehouse44455.2912% more dangerous
Brockworth49955.5812% more dangerous
Coleford50855.6413% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Stoke Gifford

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Recent Crimes in Stoke Gifford

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Railton Jones CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Long Down AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Railton Jones CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Tetbury CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Great Swanmoor CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near East Fields RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Great Swanmoor CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bush AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Petrol StationUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Manor PlaceUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Highfields CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaFormal action is not in the public interest
March 2022Other theftOn or near Parking AreaFormal action is not in the public interest
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near East Fields RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Gallivan CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022DrugsOn or near Further/Higher Educational BuildingFurther action is not in the public interest
March 2022Other crimeOn or near Court AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect

Stoke Gifford Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour12111512 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft64.73.11.7 Safer
Burglary3.32.22.42.1 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.53.73.22.4 Safer
Drugs1.53.51.72.2 Safer
Other Crime0.390.200.990.99 Getting worse
Other Theft7876 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.150.300.250.15 Safer
Public Order6566 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.390.740.490.44 Getting worse
Shoplifting3.13.42.44.3 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.390.300.150.05 Safer
Vehicle Crime3.94.363.6 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences15161519 Getting worse

Changes In Stoke Gifford's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Stoke Gifford's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Stoke Gifford that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Little Stoke Park5-1-100.61

Comparing Stoke Gifford to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Stoke Gifford48.64-
Barnet67.0827% more dangerous
Croydon82.4841% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0546% more dangerous
Bristol90.5246% more dangerous
Coventry102.2452% more dangerous
Leicester111.5956% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0660% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6462% more dangerous
Bradford132.2863% more dangerous
Leeds150.9468% more dangerous

Crime in Stoke Gifford's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Frenchay & Great Stoke92658First
Stoke Gifford23030Second

Crime in Stoke Gifford During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Stoke Gifford change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in August, when Stoke Gifford saw a 300% increase in bicycle theft. Stoke Gifford saw a large fall in drugs during September, when it fell by 91% compared to September in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+38%+6%+53%+124%+79%+36%-11%-14%+62%-13%
Bicycle Theft-50%-25%-75%+75%-56%+300%-80%-33%+50%-
Burglary+25%--50%+100%-+300%-57%-33%+25%+100%
Criminal Damage and Arson--50%-73%--14%+100%-55%--+125%
Drugs--71%-67%-+200%+33%-91%-90%-80%-67%
Other Crime--------+100%-
Other Theft--61%--33%-36%+22%+30%+33%-79%-35%
Possession of Weapons------50%----
Public Order+100%+175%-23%+29%--38%-17%+40%+40%-50%
Robbery----------
Shoplifting-77%-50%-60%-50%+33%-20%-40%-+233%-55%
Theft From the Person-50%---------
Vehicle Crime+125%+163%-20%+13%+120%-83%-82%-82%+71%+167%
Violence and Sexual Offences+10%-6%-37%+100%+10%-42%-39%-30%-45%+33%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Stoke Gifford

What police force serves Stoke Gifford?
Stoke Gifford's local territorial police force is the Gloucestershire Constabulary.

How dangerous is Stoke Gifford?
Stoke Gifford is among the top 20 most dangerous small town in Gloucestershire.

What is Stoke Gifford's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Stoke Gifford are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Stoke Gifford?
Stoke Gifford's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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